Police believe they have found the body of missing Jason Fyles.
Officers have today confirmed that a body found in the River Tyne near the Millennium Bridge yesterday is thought to be that of the 19-year-old student.
Although the body has not yet been formally identified
Newcastle Superintendent Andy McDyer, of Northumbria Police said: "Our thoughts are with Jason's family and friends at this very difficult time."
Jason was last seen during the early hours of Thursday, May 16, when he visited the home of a friend in Sandyford, Newcastle.
The first-year town planning undergraduate left coursemate Sean Peacock’s house on Helmsley Road at around 2.45pm.
He then posted a disturbing message on Twitter, which said: “I find it really sad that everyone that I tried to get help. From just. Turned. Their. Back.”
Worried pals later reported him missing and when police contacted his family, relatives travelled from their home town of Southport on Merseyside to help with the search.